We have not purged out the evil, and it has grown among us. This is self-evident to anyone who’s old enough and honest enough to remember a better America.
McRoy’s thesis is that Easter, name and celebration, was not pagan in origin. The assertion of pagan origin of the name is largely based on the English and German names for the celebration.
While waiting for the age to come, we are to commune with Christ in the “visible Word,” the bread and wine of the Supper, and the water of baptism.
Moses is not Muhammad. Jesus is not Joseph Smith. He did not claim to have received a new, superior revelation. Rather, he claimed to be the intended focus and culmination of the old revelation and the Savior of sinners.
Scripture teaches that marriage is designed to be a lifelong, monogamous covenantal union between one man and one woman. Ministers shall not solemnize marriages that conflict with the Word of God.
Through this fiery test, the early church was not only strengthened, but also purged of dross, those who renounced Christ in the face of persecution.
“The new birth, especially if one judges by the testimonies of converts, is not so much the preaching of the Cross, but the preaching of ‘my personal relationship with Jesus,’ the day when ‘Jesus came into my heart.’”
“Brothers and sisters, there will be hard and painful and costly days ahead and we must prepare ourselves to bear the reproach of Christ, and to suffer with him outside the camp, because of our commitment to Biblical truth.”
This present age is an age of walking by faith and not by sight—of the indwelling of the Spirit, life in the church, and word and sacraments.
… that is, the Regulative Principle of Weddings, and the Necessity of Reforming Filipino Weddings. Your wedding can be simple and solemn, not elaborate, but yet beautiful, dignified, and most of all, God-honoring.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? If you do, are you among the 92 percent who break them? Join us this Sunday, December 28, at Pasig Covenant Reformed Church (Metro Manila) and Big Springs Community Church (Montague, California) to look at someone who has never broken his “New Year’s resolutions.”
The Preacher calls this “chasing after wind,” for if the people at the top are heretics, how can the church be reformed unless they’re booted out of the church?